Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - P

 postural hypotension

Definition:

  • postural hypotension - orthostatic hypotension - sudden decrease in blood pressure upon standing, usually causing temporary dizziness or blackout

 

| palpitation | pancreatitis | papilledema | paralysis | paranoid reaction | parosmia | pericardial effusion | periodontal abscess | peritonitis | petechia | photophobia | photosensitivity | pleural effusion | pneumonia | pneumothorax | polyuria | postural hypotension | proctitis | psoriasis | psychosis | ptosis | pulmonary embolus |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The risk of contracting Multiple Sclerosis if a first-degree relative (father, mother, sibling) has the disease, is approx 1% - 3% overall.

MS Drugs

It should be noted that the multiple sclerosis drugs currently in use to treat MS are immunomodulatory. This means the approved drugs used specifically in the treatment of multiple sclerosis have a direct effect on the workings and efficiency of the normal immune system... Read More